Thursday, August 07, 2008

Two! More! Frakking! Hours!

Battlestar Galatica's final season is the gift that never quits, eh? Let's see, we've got the season itself split into two large chunks, one half already having aired (and kicked our collective asses), the second half to air starting in January. We've got the spin-off movie Caprica, which will probably be turned into a series (even I can't keep these things straight anymore - has the series itself been green-lit yet?). And we have the BSG movies, a la Razor, that tell stories that run alongside the main action. And now we have official word on one of these latter thingamajigs (via):

"Edward James Olmos will direct Cylon-centric special feature

Months before its final 10 episodes begin airing in January, we now know for certain that "Battlestar Galactica" will live on -- in the form of a two-hour special on the Sci Fi Channel to air in 2009 after the series concludes.

The unnamed feature will be directed by the show's co-star, Edward James Olmos, and written by "Battlestar" writer and former "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" brain Jane Espenson.

The stand-alone will document the Cylons' attempts -- those of two agents in particular -- to grapple with human survivors, both those aboard ships and those left alive on planets, shortly after the Cylons' destruction of human home worlds.

So it's a flashback, but not all the way back.

Three confirmed cast members are Michael Trucco (Sam Anders), Aaron Douglas (Galen Tyrol), and Dean Stockwell (Cavil, Cylon model No. 1) [EDITED FOR A SPOILER] Shooting will begin promptly in Vancouver, Canada, and Sci Fi promises women regulars are being cast as well, with more names coming soon.""

Rock on with your bad self, Jane Espensen! Man I adore her. Also, mmmm Michael Trucco...


1 comment:

Stacie Ponder said...

Christ. January just seems so very far away.